Kilimanjaro Marathon 2011 set for Feb 27

Hiya,

The Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) marketing Director, David Minja said “We have now entered the 9th year of Kilimanjaro Marathon sponsorship.

“Kilimanjaro Premium Lager is proud to be supporting the event, which has attracted the passion and involvement of various corporate sponsors, the government, local communities and elite runners from around the world,” he said.

Minja said his company was committed to develop athletics in Tanzania through the Kilimanjaro Marathon, which offers a platform for young talents to be in the spot light and test themselves against top athletes.

“This challenges them to improve their standards and subsequently attain good qualifying times for more lucrative international races,” he said.

Launching the event on Friday, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports, Professor Hermus Mwansoko said he supports efforts by organizers and sponsors in developing athletics and promoting Tanzania.

Mwansoko said; “Since the Kimanjaro Marathon was launched in 2003; it has been a major instrument for nurturing athletics talents as it continues to be bigger and better every year.”

Source: DAILY NEWS Reporter

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Grumeti Gallopers

Hiya,

Thought you and John might like to see this from our Kili marathon guys.

James Haigh

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8th Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon

On 28 February 2010, the 8th Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon (and Half Marathon and Vodacom Fun Run) was enjoyed by almost 3500 runners! As usual the little town of Moshi came to life for that weekend, as hundreds of athletes from all over the world flooded in to enjoy this fantastic event.

The Honourable Mizengo Peter Pinda (MP), Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, presided over the morning presented the prize monies to the winners.

Local ‘sprinter’ Fabian Joseph thrilled the crowds when he won the half marathon race in this year’s event in a record breaking time of 63 minutes and 59 seconds. The Kenyans did well in the Full marathon, with Stephen Cheboguit emerging the winner clocking 2 hours, 15 minutes and 32 seconds, followed by compatriots David Kiprono and Julius Tumakor.

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EGPAF Participates in Kilimanjaro Marathon

As part of the marathon events, EGPAF had a booth at the Chuo cha Ushirika stadium. EGPAF staff used the booth to spread HIV prevention, care, and treatment messages through banners and brochures. EGPAF gave out 500 brochures and distributed 300 condoms from the Bondeni dispensary.

Source: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

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Lisa Marsden: March News

I’m standing amognst 1200 enthusiastic runners at the start of the 2010 Kilimanjaro Half Marathon! Held annually in the small farming town of Moshi in northern Tanzania, the race attracts a variety of runners of all shapes and sizes, from older “tourist runners” wanting to compete the Africa leg of running a marathon on each continent, to many keen locals. However, it’s the large band of Elite East African athletes that’s given me goose bumps – as for those who know me, athletics is one of my absolute passions and I never would have dreamt of lining up alongside such a star studded field. Prime athletes aside, we are all there with one goal in common – to run Kili.

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2010 Newsletter

Come and run under the watchful eye of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. We have three different races – a 42.2km, 21.km and 5km – starting from the vibrant town of Moshi, the route travels along pretty roads, into villages and through farmlands, with Kilimanjaro looming over the proceedings. The altitude gain is not great, and the roads are lined with well-wishers. Water points are provided at regular intervals and the race is registered with both AIMS and IAAF and can be used as a qualifier for ultra marathons.

Of course a trip to Tanzania would not be complete without visiting one of the icons : Serengeti & Ngorongoro, the wildebeest migration is in the southern Serengeti at this time of year, and we have some great safari options for you to choose from. If time is a little short, we can design a fly-in safari to one of our camps for a few nights. Or how about a walking safari INSIDE the Serengeti/Ngorongoro conservation areas? Or, climb Kilimanjaro – a 6 day hike through beautiful landscapes. Zanzibar also beckons those weary legs… relax on the beach after your marathon and lap up some sun!

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LOCAL sprinter Fabian Joseph won the half marathon race

Dar Es Salaam — LOCAL sprinter Fabian Joseph won the half marathon race in this year’s Kilimanjaro International Marathon held in Moshi, as Kenyans finish atop of the full marathon race.

Joseph clocked one hour, three minutes and 59 seconds in the only race that Tanzanians took the top three positions.

He managed to beat a record set by countryman Damian Chopa, who won the race in 2008 in a record of 1:04.43. Dickson Marwa finished in the second position clocking 1:04.19 followed by Damian Chopa who finished seven seconds later.

In the ladies half marathon, Naomi Maiyo of Kenya took one hour 16 minutes and 26 seconds to finish top, while another Kenyan Beatrice Ruto came second, eight seconds later and Restituta Joseph of Tanzania was third.

The winners in both categories walked away with 1.5m/-, while the second and third placed winners received 750,000/- and 430,000/- respectively.

In the men’s full marathon race, Stephen Cheboguit from Kenya emerged the winner clocking two hours, 15 minutes and 32 seconds, followed by compatriots David Kiprono and Julius Tumakor.

The only Tanzanians in the top 10 positions were Ali Juma and Daudi Joseph, who finished in fourth and fifth position respectively. Interestingly, there was no Tanzanian who finished in the top 10 position in the ladies full marathon.

Kenyans dominated this race with Fredah Lopeda clocking two hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds to be crowned champion. She was followed by Evelyne Atacha and Kusar Leah.

The winners in the 42km race in both men and ladies category received 3m/-, while the second and third placed winners received 1.5m/- and 850,000/- respectively.

Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda who was the chief guest applauded the Kenyan female athletes who dominated the full marathon and challenged their counterparts from Tanzania to borrow a leaf.
“This has been an excellent performance from the Kenyan ladies and we do hope our ladies will emulate them in the coming races,” he said. There was also a good turnout in the Vodacom five kilometre fun run with each participant receiving goody packs from sponsors Vodacom Tanzania.

The Kilimanjaro International Marathon, named after the namesake mountain in northern Tanzania, is held in the northern town of Tanzania and this year the race marked its eighth edition.

The main sponsor of the annual event is Tanzania Breweries Limited through its Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand. Other sponsors are Vodacom Tanzania, Tanga Cement, Goodyear Tyre, KK Security, DT Dobie, New African Hotel, TPC Sugar, Tanzania Tourist Board, Wild Frontiers, TanzaniteOne, Keys Hotel and Kilimanjaro Drinking Water.

Source:  Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)